Specific Anatomic Region Chest
Application R/O Occupational Disease (asbestosis)
Author Elliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/Rotation time (sec) 120/150/0.5
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice Thickness (mm) 3 and .75
Pitch 0.9
Kernel 30 (soft tissue) and 80 (lung)
Reconstruction Interval 2 and .5
Image Order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral Contrast N/A
IV contrast volume and type None
Injection Rate N/A
Scan delay (sec) end inspiration
3D technique used VRT and MIP as needed
Comment:
The use of 3D with VRT and MIP is useful in my experience for looking at the lung parenchyma.